Option #1: The Community Action Plan: Written Report and Slide Presentation
Your Portfolio Project for this class is a Community Action Plan designed to alleviate or correct a public-health issue in (Food Waste) in your community. Your community can be your business, school, neighborhood, town or city of residence or birth, or county. The case study, with five sections (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Cure, Timeline, and Prevention). Each section should be about a page in length. Your entire paper must be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title or reference pages, which must be included. In the Symptoms section, describe the public-health issue that you have observed in your community. What “symptoms” does it exhibit? Think about whom it affects, where it affects them, and how In the Diagnosis section, discuss the causes of the issue, and give examples of other communities that have suffered the same problem. How did those communities solve or attempt to address the issue?
In the Cure section, discuss possible options for a cure for this public-health issue. How can you get rid of it, or reduce its occurrence in your community?
In the prevention section, discuss possible options for prevention of the public-health issue that you have selected. How can you reduce the chance of people being impacted by your issue in the future?
In the Timeline section, discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation.
You must back up your sections using at least two scholarly articles. You may use readings other than the textbook to meet this requirement. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials (rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for example) and should support your claims with evidence.
The key community members or partners that you plan on contacting, with an explanation why these individuals or organizations make sense as potential partners. Incorporate them into a discussion of your plan, do not just list them.
A special emphasis on either the demographics of the affected population or the economic implications
A realistic timeline for your plan. Discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. The paper shall comply with the requirements defined within the APA guidelines. Refer to the Portfolio Project rubric for grading criteria.
Final Instructions for Slide Presentation:
The slide presentation describes the problem in your community and your action plan.
Your presentation must be 8-10 slides in length not counting the title and reference slides. Your presentation must be supported by at least two scholarly articles.
You may use a Web-based slide presentation software such as Prezi, for example, or you may use PowerPoint. If you use a Web-based tool, include the URL to your presentation in a Word document and upload with your presentation.
The audience for this presentation will be community members or organizations you wish to educate about the public-health issue and your proposed plan.
The purpose of this slide presentation is to educate the audience about the issue. Keep in mind that in real life you will have limited time to convince people of the gravity of the situation and to come on board with their support, so you want to be persuasive and get to the key points quickly and effectively.